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Federal Trade Commission investigating whether Google has had a monopoly on services “Louise
Federal Trade Commission investigating whether Google has had a monopoly on services “Louise”
U.S. Federal Trade Commission investigating whether Google has had a monopoly on services “Louise”
Federal Trade Commission began FTC U.S. antitrust investigation into the special issue of Google’s acquisition of mapping and navigation service “Louise” Waze.
She emphasized Google told the Wall Street Journal that the authority has actually communicate with them on this issue, but declined to reveal more details about what Dar them, but understood it, according to experts, that the FTC wants to reach to know the true intentions behind the acquisition of Google on ” Louise, “and what the impact of this acquisition on competition in the services market charts around the world.
It is noteworthy that Google Inc., which acquired the company developed for “Louise” versus $ 1.3 billion at June 11 ongoing , had pledged to maintain the company is working separately, and that the reason behind the acquisition is just enhance service Google Maps capabilities that enable users to see the traffic in real time, which provided social mapping service “Louise.”
Also referred to as the Wall Street Journal had reported that the Federal Trade Commission may ask Google these schemes comment until the report is complete, which conducted investigations.
This comes at the time saw it as some that acquisition came as a movement defensive from Google to prevent the company “Louise” and serve it from falling into the hands of competitors like Facebook or Apple, which saw the Federal Trade also feared to develop into a monopoly of the service.
The service “Louise”, which was launched in 2007, is an application that provides users of smart phones and computers tablet information about trends and how to change the paths to avoid congestion and accidents, and focuses the application mainly on the information obtained in real time from users who are contributing to the enrich the information service roads and mapping, and is one of the most downloaded maps applications via my shop “Google Play” and “Apple Store”.
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